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The Insider Archive: August, 2012
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Craig LaBan Reviews
Cooking with Phillies broadcaster Gary Matthews
Mon, Aug 27, 2012, 12:57 PM
Around baseball, Gary "Sarge" Matthews is known as a great cook. At noon Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Phillies broadcaster and former Phils outfielder...
Garces to the Divine Lorraine?
Mon, Aug 27, 2012, 11:57 AM
This one is speculative and tentative, so put down your fork: Iron Chef Jose Garces is being wooed to open a restaurant in the Divine Lorraine...
Karma gets a would-be scammer at an Old City bar
Mon, Aug 27, 2012, 9:50 AM
You restaurateurs (and law-abiding citizens) will appreciate this story from Old City: A patron at Bierstube - Mike Naessens' bar at 206 Market...
'Top Chef' contestant Jennifer Zavala lands at Farmers' Cabinet
Fri, Aug 24, 2012, 1:16 PM
Chef Jennifer Zavala has joined the kitchen crew at Grainery Restaurant Group (aka The Farmers' Cabinet). Other than saying she will collaborate...
Reading Terminal Market's 'Mr. G' passes
Thu, Aug 23, 2012, 10:55 PM
Charles Giunta Sr., father of two longtime Reading Terminal Market merchants and a fixture known as Mr. G., died unexpectedly Wednesday night...
Diner en Blanc: A pop-up dinner for 1,300
Thu, Aug 23, 2012, 10:27 PM
Thirteen hundred spirited folks showed up at Logan Circle Thursday night for Philadelphia's first outing of Dîner en Blanc, which you...
Opening soon: Tietra (um, not Titra)
Thu, Aug 23, 2012, 12:33 PM
For the better part of the year, as Victor Fellus and John Frankowski plotted out their Italian-Mediterranean bistro in the Aria at 15th and...
Update: Saint James aims for fall opening in Ardmore
Thu, Aug 23, 2012, 11:58 AM
Rob Wasserman (Rouge, 500 Degrees) and chef Michael Schulson (Sampan, Izakaya) are gearing up for their year-in-the-making bistro in Ardmore's...
Michael Klein has written about Philadelphia’s restaurant scene since 1993 in his Inquirer column, “Table Talk,” and on his Philly.com blog, “The Insider.”
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